27 of the best supper clubs in London you have to try at least once

Whatever you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it in London's eclectic offering of supper clubs

Updated on 07 August 2019 • Written By Rosie Conroy

27 of the best supper clubs in London you have to try at least once
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If you’re looking for a unique dining experience then look no further than a supper club in London. Coming in all sorts of shapes and sizes, this umbrella term for informal dining has become increasingly popular as a way for people to signal that they’re ‘in the know’ when it comes to the latest foodie trends.

A supper club really can be anything, but typically there is no choice when it comes to the menu, and the whole thing has a more relaxed, communal feeling when compared to London’s restaurants. If you enjoy chatting to new people while out and about then plump for one with long sharing tables that encourage family-style dining, or if you prefer to stick to your own team when eating out go for a smaller affair that has more intimately-sized tables.

The best supper clubs in London are often a way for aspiring chefs or restaurant-owners to try out their offering before committing to the rent of a plum postcode, and as such you can get amazing food for a snip of the usual price.

From Vietnamese to Indian, this selection of the best supper clubes in London should have something for everyone.

Uyen Luu

Chef and food stylist Uyen runs a popular supper club from her East London studio. Cooking alongside a team (who are often her family members) Uyen somehow manages to send out course upon course of beautiful Vietnamese dishes from her tiny kitchen, for you to share at long tables with friends, old and new. Ingredients are thoughtfully and responsibly sourced, with emphasis on provenance, and you can expect comforting dishes like pork and prawn dumplings or pho with beef.

Where: Unit 32, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN

How much: £35

Book: uyenluu.com

Rotunda Annual Beef Dinner

Each year, Rotunda celebrates its partnership with Corneyside Farm in Northumberland (who supply all their beef) by hosting a one-off supper-club-like dinner, embodying all the elements of its ethos in one evening. Attendees arrive to drinks and canapés, joined by the farmer, butcher and head chef, who explain the process, as well as a butchery demonstration and Q&A. Guests then sit down to enjoy a five course beef-centric dinner in the Rotunda restaurant. This year the dinner will be on the 26th November.

Where: 90 York Way, N1 9AG

How much: £49.50

Book: rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk/product/beef-dinner

Pastificio

Pastificio, Cafe Murano’s pasta shop and deli, host a series of relaxed evening supper clubs. Each month they showcase a different Italian region with a three-course tasting menu and paired wines chosen by their team. To give you an idea of menus, their  Sardinian event saw guests served regional delicacies such as Fregola, shellfish, chilli & tomato.

Where: 34 Tavistock Street, WC2E 7PB

How much: £70

Book: cafemurano.co.uk/pastificio/food-drink-events/

The Sister Table

This supper club, specifically for women, was started by sisters Benjamina and Bonita, who hoped their tables would become a place for friends to come together regularly to enjoy each other’s company. In contrast to most supper clubs, who serve dinner, The sister Table specialises in a three-course brunch. The venue changes with each month’s supper club but the décor and table dressing is always on point. Expect more than a dippy egg and soldiers here, previous dishes have included tahini pecan granola with roasted fruits and yogurt, and sweetcorn fritters with roasted tomato relish. Plus, there’s always a pud, which we think is an absolute brunch essential. 

Where: Locations vary, but it’s usually hosted in East London

How much: £35

Book: thesistertable.com

Mexican Food Memories

This dinky supper club only seats eight and is run by Mexican food fanatic Karla, who recreates the dishes her parents made for her when she was growing up. She regularly runs both breakfast and dinner supper clubs where she serves up her delicious home cooking made from high-quality ingredients (Karla sources organic and free range meat where possible). If you book a breakfast slot you can expect coffee, orange juice, Mexican-style eggs and beans, as well as homemade tortillas, salsa and the all important ‘something sweet’ to finish things off. Come dinner there will be four courses and it’s BYOB.

Where: Various locations

How much: £17 for breakfast, and £30 for dinner

Book: mexicanfoodmemories.co.uk

Hawksmoor Borough

The Cooks’ Room at Hawksmoor Borough is an intimate dining space, with a beautiful open plan kitchen. The space is usually only available for private dining but once a month they host decadent and delicious supper clubs where their chefs prepare a 5 course meal for guests. Occasionally their supper clubs feature guest chefs - in the past they have welcomed chefs such as Mitch Tonks, Lennox Hastie, Elizabeth Haigh and Nieves Barragán Mohacho who are challenged to create their version of the ultimate Hawksmoor meal. The evenings are peppered with stories skilfully told by the night’s host, and include a cocktail on arrival, paired wines and service.

Where: 16 Winchester Walk, SE1 9AQ

How much: £120

Book: thehawksmoor.com/tickets

Strazzanti

The Strazzanti sisters are a force to be reckoned with, having been brought up in the UK with Sicilian and Neapolitan parents who taught them to appreciate simple, beautifully cooked food. They often run supper clubs for big brands now, like their recent Camapri-themed evening, but also work with local venues independently to create supper clubs that showcase their creative Italian cooking. You can expect bites like their moreish deep fried Primo Sale cheese, with honey and Sicilian oregano; and wild fennel, pork belly and mozzarella croquettes, as well as bigger plates and pud.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: strazzanti.co

Fork & Knife

The team behind Fork & Knife are keen that their contribution to the London dining scene does good, donating proceeds from their evenings to charities that work to towards reducing food waste. Their menus are always focused around vegetables, and with this in mind the offering changes with the season. With each ticket you get your supper, as well as a welcome drink. Previous dishes have included things like Indian dhokla, potato vada, and a mixed vegetable chaat served with tamarind sauce, coriander and apple chutney; and mini vegan doughnuts with rhubarb compote and vanilla custard.

Where: Various locations

How much: £35

Book: elizabeth-kerr.co.uk/supperclub

Cook & Baker

Started by two friends, Katie and Safia, Cook & Baker run supper clubs in London where the settings look every bit as good as the food tastes. The duo pays special attention to the setup, dressing tables with gorgeous linens, crockery and candles to create a special atmosphere. Previous menus have included things like creamy burrata, peaches, greens, bitter pink leaves, crushed walnuts and honey; and roasted Jerusalem artichokes with a quail egg, herb oil and pickled vegetables.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: instagram.com/wearecookandbaker/

Cow + Field

The guys behind Cow + Field theme their supper clubs around a different cuisine or ingredient each time, with fantastic results. Their last focus was Thailand which was the catalyst for homemade Thai-style sausages with kaffir, lemongrass and soy, that were cooked over an open fire for that beautiful smoky flavour, and served with smacked cucumber relish. The location for their supper club changes, but for your ticket you’ll usually get something along the lines of a welcome drink plus seven dishes.

Where: Various locations

How much: £40

Book: cowandfield.co.uk/supperclubs

Shanghai Supper Club

If you like Asian flavours you’re going to love the old school Shanghainese cooking from this supper club. Serving up homemade, comforting dishes like soy braised Iberico pork neck, crystal prawns and almond tofu, there will certainly be combinations on offer that you haven’t tried before. There are no corners cut here either, with things like noodles being handmade and hand cut for the perfect flavour and texture.

Where: Various locations 

How much: £55

Book: shanghaisupper.co.uk/supper-clubs/

Babylon Bakehouse

Sisters Sura and Nuha, the duo behind Babylon Bakehouse, say they’re on a mission to prove that there’s more to Middle Eastern food than mezze. As well as their supper clubs they also run a catering branch to their business, and serve up all sorts of delicious dishes to their guests. Expect small bites packed with flavour like chicken musakhan rolls and spinach fatayer.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: babylonbakehouse.com

Yonder Collective

The concept behind the Yonder Collective is that collaboration can be powerful. Each supper club hosted by the brand brings together people from food, styling, and photography backgrounds to create the backbone of the event, who then create a space for networking and socialising for others. Expect stunning tables (the main image of this article is also theirs) and an ever-changing menu of delights brought to you in collaboration with brands like Caravan restaurant and Table magazine.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: yondercollective.com/allevents

Food with Mae

If you’re looking for something a little bit different in your supper club, then how about trying a Filipino-themed one? Food with Mae is, unsurprisingly, headed up by Mae – a London mum of two who was born in the Philippines and taught to cook by her father.  Typically the evening includes four courses and will feature dishes like boiled blue crab, stir fried prawns with palapa sauce, and garlic fried rice, as well as a sweet treat at the end. If you’re looking for a more intimate affair Mae does also offer private supper clubs.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: foodwithmae.com/filipinosupperclub/

Franquette London

There’s nothing quite like French food when you’re looking to indulge in a luxurious evening. With tablecloths covered in red, checked linens and baskets of bread-a-plenty this supper club will have you feeling like you just got off the Eurostar on the other side of the channel – even the menu is written in French. You can expect nibbly bits to start (like saucisson and terrines), dishes like a beef stew for main, the ubiquitous cheese plate before pud, and a finisher of something along the lines of apple tart and cream.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: jajafoodstudio.com/franquette/

Fat Macy’s

Fat Macy’s helps train young Londoners living in hostels or temporary accommodation, to enable them to find a home of their own. In exchange for working on the traineeship the team here earn credits that are held securely in an account for them, which can be put towards a deposit when they have saved enough. The team work with professional chefs to design a delicious three course menu, and every diner also receives a complimentary cocktail.

Where: Various locations

How much: £45

Book: fatmacys.org/supperclubs

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For novelty factor you don’t get much more quirky than dining in an old tube carriage. This unique concept was dreamed up by Columbian head chef Beatriz Maldonado. You can expect robust flavours and hearty portions, with dishes including things like Columbian corn breads with avocado, black beans, queso fresco and tomato relish; and medium rare rump of beef with roasted chicken, chimichurri and balsamic glazed plantains.

Where: South Access Road, E17 8AX

How much: £49

Book: supperclub.tube

The Greedy Pig

With a name like that, how could you not want to attend this supper club by the team from Café Spice Namaste? Here you can expect three courses of Indian food that includes dishes like green masala chicken, cumin flavoured rice with pigeon, pea lentils and prawns, as well as a baked custard with pistachio kulfi.

Where: 16 Prescot Street, E1 8AZ

How much: £40

Book: cafespice.co.uk/whats-on

LUTO London

Discover new flavours at Luto, a Filipino supper club held monthly in London. You’ll be treated to five courses, that will include things like squash, prawns and kohlrabi as well as lamb shoulder and sweetbreads. For pudding dishes like pandan, coconut and chocolate are served, or mango and kalamansi.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: lutolondon.com

KinoVino

KinoVino serves up supper with a side of cinema. Their events couple an evening of food centred around one theme, Polish food for instance, with the addition of the screening of an art house film. The chefs change regularly, so you’ll never get the same style of food twice, making this a really unique supper club in the heart of London. Tickets are usually around the £50 mark and include nibbles, three courses and the chosen film.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: kinovino.org

Mam Sham

Why would you bother going to comedy alone, when you can go to comedy and one of London's best supper clubs all rolled into one? Mam Sham collaborate with top London cooks to theme menus inspired by three comedy acts who will perform while you eat. Previous chef partnerships have included Black Axe Mangal and MasterChef winners Three girls Cook.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: mamsham.com

The Water House Project

Chef and owner of The Water House Project, Gabriel Waterhouse, left the kitchen at Michelin star Galvin La Chapelle with one aim: To make fine dining more sociable. Despite them having a permenant location now, in East London, the team serve up a monthly-changing eight course menu at long communal tables that make it still feel very much like a supper club. There’s also a wine pairing, put together by sommelier Jonny Orton, which is very good. You can expect things like monkfish with nettle puree and preserved lemons, and chilled tomato consommé with baby courgettes and basil oil

Where: 67 Vyner Street, E2 9DQ

How much: £80

Book: thewaterhouseproject.com

The Boy Who Ate the World

If you want to grab a spot at this East London supper club you’re going to have to be fast, there are usually only ten spots to be had, and they sell out every time. It’s BYOB, the food on offer is Malaysian, and everything is served up sharing-style for the table to dig into. The menu will feature dishes like lemongrass and belacan wings to start, mackerel and pineapple curry for main, and frozen coconut parfait with caramelised bananas and nustum crumble for dessert.

Where: Usually Aldgate East, but occasionally at other London addresses

How much: £45

Book: theboywhoatetheworld.com/my-malaysian-nyonya-supper-club

South West Kitchen

Vegetarians rejoice, this one is for you. Best friends and cooks Ellie and Ella serve up an exclusively plant-based menu in South West London to hungry hoards. Dishes are light and packed full of the very best ingredients for simple and delicious results. A recent starter was made up of labnah, crispy chickpeas and zhoug, while another featured crispy aubergine with whipped feta, date syrup, pomegranate seeds and fresh mind. 

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: swksupperclub.com

Charcoal Art Club

Recipe developer, food stylist and artist Rosie Ramsden has combined all of her respective talents to come up with a sell-out evening of creativity and cooking. Guests are treated to a life drawing class while Rosie and her team cook up a casual family-style feast for you to enjoy with the rest of the group. There’s usually a welcome drink and previous plates have included things like roasted harissa potatoes with lemon, tomato, salsa verde and aioli, as well as pacceri pasta with chard, roasted garlic and smoked ricotta. There’s also usually pud, if you needed any further persuasion.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: rosieramsden.com/charcoal-art-club

Disappearing Dining Club

You never quite know what you’re going to get with the Disappearing Dining Club, a concept that sees the team pop up at all kinds of different venues across London. Often their supper-club style menus are paired with activities as robust as raves, so they’re probably for quite a specific audience, but the cooking is always solid, seasonal and delicious. The team can also arrange a supper club at your house or for a private party.

Where: Various locations

How much: Various prices

Book: disappearingdiningclub.co.uk

& Ginger

Lauren and Josephine met while both at National Geographic Traveller, where they still work during the day. Each series is called something & ginger, like Basque & Ginger or London & Ginger, signalling where the dishes they’ll be cooking are inspired by. Each supper club is bring your own, and previous menus have included a welcome drink plus five courses (as well as a culminating shot with the chefs themselves). We love the sound of beef cheeks with cauliflower puree and charred spring onions from their Basque event.

Where: Various locations 

How much: £45

Book: andginger.wixsite.com/mysite

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